Rev. Larry Stamper honored at Kiwanis dinner
Programs for children supported by the Kiwanis Club of Burbank
will benefit from the sixth annual gala dinner shared by friends of
the Rev. Larry Stamper May 31 at Lakeside Golf Club.
Stamper, pastor of the Burbank First United Methodist Church, was
honored for 30 years of giving to his community.
Under the theme "Lights, Camera, Action," a silent auction kicked
off the proceedings followed by dinner and a live auction.
Marsha Jackson was chairwoman of the event and, with help from
Kiwanis President Craig Adams and master of ceremonies Bob Bowne,
conducted the salute to Stamper, a former mayor and councilman and a
past president of the Kiwanis Club.
Stamper has also served as chaplain of the Burbank Police
Department and as a member of the board of trustees of the former
Burbank Community Hospital and Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of
Cheering him on at the event were his wife of 47 years, Sue; son
Jim; daughter Judie Sarquiz and her husband, Rich; Sue's mom Evalyn
Colvin; and grandchildren Brandi and Jason Sierakowski.
Remembering her father's dedication to the community over the
years, Judie said so many times the phone would ring and off her dad
would go to help a family in need.
"My dad has taught me that it's all about giving back. You always
get more than you give," she said. "With the friends and fellowship
he has in Burbank, he feels he's the richest man in the world. That's
what he always says."
Stars wish Bob Hope happy birthday
Mickey Rooney and his wife, Jan, Chico Vega and The Drifters,
comedian Tom Dreeson, Jimmy Spencer and the Earth Angels saluted Bob
Hope's 100th birthday during a USO benefit variety show on May 29 at
the Smoke House Restaurant.
Master of ceremonies Brig. Gen. Mike Teilmann, of the Bob Hope
Hollywood USO at LAX, interspersed the entertainment with
introductions of the celebrities attending, including Les Brown Jr.,
Ruth Buzzi, Ruta Lee and Terry Moore.
Ward Grant, Hope's longtime publicist, thanked the sold-out
audience from the Hope family for joining the celebration. The show
was taped and will be given to the Hope family as a birthday present
from the Smoke House.
Guild saddles up for Western Cotillion
La Providencia Guild members are busy preparing for this year's
Western Cotillion, titled "The Rockin' Round-Up" on Friday in the
Garden Room of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
Co-Chairwomen Jenna Chandler and Charlene Dettmann are working
with their committee of "cow-gals" to organize an evening of fun.
Kay Merrick orchestrated the creative denim pocket invitations
while Marj Overstreet is decorating the boot centerpieces.
Reservations are coming into Lynne Meares, and Kathy Pepper is
handling the pictures.
The dinner event will include a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.
Irene Terusa, guild president, is encouraging guild members and
friends to mosey on down for a rootin'-tootin' good time for the
benefit for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Screening benefits Diabetes Research Institute
An advance screening of the new Disney/Pixar family film, "Finding
Nemo," including lunch, games, prizes and a live auction, benefited
the Diabetes Research Institute on May 26 at the Walt Disney Studios.
Attending the event were "Nemo" producer and Pixar Executive Vice
President John Lasseter, director Lee Unkrich and the voice of Pixar,
Ratzenberger and Lasseter have sons with juvenile diabetes.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph